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Pupils wear own Clothes in Memory of Dunottar Sports Scholar

12th February 19

On Friday 8th February, pupils and staff from Dunottar School ditched their uniforms and held a cake sale to raise cash in memory of a sports scholar who had been a pupil at the school and unexpectedly passed away.
Pupils wear own Clothes in Memory of Dunottar Sports Scholar

The fundraising was in memory of Clare Cooper, a Dunottar sports scholar who passed away in February 2013. Half of the money will be donated to Heal Kids, a charity that supports orphaned and disadvantaged children in South East Asia, which Clare had supported. The other half of the money will be donated to Care for the Family, a national charity that helps those who face family difficulties and which supported Clare’s parents during their bereavement.

In total, pupils raised £634. This will be added to £1,570, which was raised last October half term by members of Dunottar School’s PE department tackling the National Three Peaks Challenge. This amount also includes cash raised from a lacrosse match between Claire’s old school friends. 

PE teacher Elaine Pieters, who set up a fundraising page in memory of Clare and the charities, said: "It was great to see all the students engaging in this event whether they were baking cakes or eating them! We are getting excitingly close to our target of £2,500."

Fundraising is ongoing and, when Dunottar School’s target has been reached, Clare’s parents will match the amount.

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